With Chris Hennessee, Natalie Stovall
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FloydFest Showcase: If Birds Could Fly
Sparse country-folk duo from Appalachia draws power from Brittany Carter’s vocals.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. Free. facebook.com/ibcf.va
Thursday Jams: Love Canon, with Virginia Ground
Road trip alert: Charlottesville’s favorite (well, only) prog-grass ’80s hits purveyors hit the stage in Abingdon.
DJ Williams Projekt
With Walk Talk
Funk-rock guitarist Williams doesn’t come around as much since he moved from Richmond to Denver. Savor the musical flavors. Walk Talk features Pimps of Joytime percussionist/singer Mayteana Morales.
Grandin Chillage: The Ambassador & The Chosen Few
Hear some soulful pop/reggae music, with food from Cheesesteak Factory & Jerk House and adult bevs from Olde Salem Brewing Co.
With Mike Pearrell
Byrne, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a singer/songwriter and demo singer who has toured with Rodney Atkins and Mark Collie.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507, shawnbyrnecountry.com
A very funky D.C. band has slid into the rotation at Dogtown. Grooves for days.
Soulful singer and bluesy guitarist Harman goes solo, looping his way through sets.
Check out the video for Virginia Electric’s latest, “Oh Me Oh My,” at youtu.be/0IhNkLzHvUo.
Becki & the Boom Booms
Hear blues, jazz and rock, with Becki Morrison up front and a backing unit that features Willis Greenstreet on guitar.
Shelby Lee Lowe
Check out a live TV version of Nashville-based Lowe’s latest single, “All We Need,” at youtu.be/tQUcDH9F-7Q.
With None of the Above
Waldon, who opened for Jamey Johnson at Salem Civic Center last year, recently signed with Americana icon John Prine’s Oh Boy label. She’s a Kentucky native whose vibe can remind you of Loretta Lynn.
This younger brother of folk and easy listening icon James Taylor has had his own long career that dates back more than a half-century. The Berklee College of Music professor teaches stage performance.
BaM! Beer & Music Festival: JP Harris and the Tough Choices, Southern Culture on the Skids, Chupacabras
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People’s Blues of Richmond
With The Trongone Band
The Rooster Walk folks open their festival home, Pop’s Farm, to two bands of Richmond’s best rockers.
Whitetop Mountain Band
True acolytes of the old-time music tradition lay out tunes for your dancing pleasures.
Woolly & the Wingnutz Blues Revue
Check out a combo that regularly hosts an all-star blues jam session in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5. Free. facebook.com/WoollysBigBluesJam
See and hear Hadden sitting in with Roosevelt Collier’s band at Rooster Walk, via roanoke.com/video.
With Drew Gibson
A lot of country/soul 6- and 3-beat grooves from this dark horse outfit.
If you dig throwback hard rock and metal from the likes of AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne, don’t miss this band.
Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $5. 774-8256, facebook.com/Roanokesroadhouse
Funky psychedelic folk and rock from Asheville, North Carolina.
Bassist Billy “Von Earl” Crews and drummer Brett Reynolds will sit in for the night with this variety band.
Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. 342-9555, wallstreettavernva.com, surrenderdorothy.online
Cover songs in multiple genres from a New River Valley band.
Classic rock covers and bluesy originals from Bedford County’s Markham.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. Free. reverbnation.com/adamzmarkham
Seductive Abduction Bass Showcase
It’s a night of techno and EDM DJs doing their thing on Salem Avenue.
If ’90s music is your jam, this band jams for you.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5. facebook.com/GakBand
Flirting with Chemicals
Jeff Liverman and Barbara Gillespie lead this Floyd-based act that claims such influences as Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo.
Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. facebook.com/FlirtingWithChemicals
The Grass is Dead
Catch a band that puts a bluegrass chug and stomp into Grateful Dead songs.
Benefit for Amanda Wyrick: Doug Settles, The Oddfellows, Outlaw Ridge, Delantay Clements, Phlegar Hill and more
Valley musicians and other Coffee Pot denizens gather to help out a woman fighting stage 4 cervical cancer.
Details: 2 p.m. The Coffee Pot. Donations welcome. gofundme.com/f/amanda-wyrick-medical-bills
Mark Nicholson & The Distance
Nicholson, whose many gigs include Grateful Dead tribute band The Dead Reckoning, brings his own project to Martin’s, midweek.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. facebook.com/Marknicholsonandthedistance
Wall Street Unplugged with Charissa Morrison
Roanoke acoustic singer/songwriter dude Cory Campbell and newcomer Shirley Catherine May play the Tav.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free. corycampbell.squarespace.com